Kay Reviews Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells

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Kay reviews Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells. . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells

More Leia in Star Wars Insider #145!

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A new Leia story will be featured in Star Wars Insider #145! . . . → Read More: More Leia in Star Wars Insider #145!

Agent of My Own Destiny: A Discussion of Character Agency

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What is character agency? Tricia Barr discusses the agency of female characters in Man of Steel, Avengers, Star Wars, Star Trek and Firefly. . . . → Read More: Agent of My Own Destiny: A Discussion of Character Agency

Fangirls Around the Web: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Edition – Part One: Star Wars

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Fangirls Around the Web featuring Star Wars at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Edition – Part One: Star Wars

Coffee With Kenobi Discusses the Ladies of Star Wars

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Tricia sits down to discuss the ladies of Star Wars with Dan and Correy of Coffee With Kenobi. . . . → Read More: Coffee With Kenobi Discusses the Ladies of Star Wars

Leia’s Ready for Action

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Martha Well’s Leia novel, Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge, gets a cover. . . . → Read More: Leia’s Ready for Action

Vader’s Little Princess

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Vader’s Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown, on sale today! . . . → Read More: Vader’s Little Princess

More on Storytelling, Teamwork and Gender Balance

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Compiling talk found around the web about women in storytelling. . . . → Read More: More on Storytelling, Teamwork and Gender Balance

Fans Talking Star Wars, Madness, and Fan Fiction

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The internet discusses Star Wars and the EU, the fate of female characters in the Star Wars March bracket challenge and fan fiction. . . . → Read More: Fans Talking Star Wars, Madness, and Fan Fiction

More on Women in Fandom

Earlier this week I discussed my concerns for women in the Star Wars fandom after the cancellation of The Clone Wars, which featured some of the best characterization of female characters. Here are a few more items that I found relevant to that discussion:

Vote #TeamLeia

This week in the Star Wars “This Is Madness” bracket challenge, Leia narrowly defeated her mother Padmé in their showdown. A few days later, Ahsoka held off her television show counterpart, Captain Rex. So the female characters are still 1/8 represented, and this is a good thing. On April 1st, Leia will face off with R2-D2, and later in the week Ahsoka will take on Chewbacca, in two light side battles.

When I talked about the marginalization of female fans in the post, I hope that the message isn’t lost that 2013 is so much better. Really, turning other fans away, especially on the early online message boards, was about fear of the unknown. The more exposure given to geek girls – and by exposure I do not mean Slave Leia – and the stories told about female characters, the easier it is for the geek community to see them as genuine and human. But there is a power dynamic in play, too. TheMarySue reported on the past week’s PAX East cosplay harassment incident that highlights how female fans have to “lean in.” After being harassed by a member of the media, Tomb Raider cosplayers discussed how this had been the norm and also how they often . . . → Read More: More on Women in Fandom